2024-07 Miniaturization of Hyperspectral Sensors for UAS Applications

Due: July 2, 2024

OBJECTIVE: Further develop existing sensor or prototype to meet the necessary Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) requirements for integration into various ongoing modernization programs. This topic seeks to develop a direct-to-phase-two, internally calibrated, compact, passive, day/night capable hyperspectral (hundreds of channels) sensor that will result in up to an order of magnitude of cost savings (< $850K to produce – not including non-recurring costs) and substantial reductions in weight (<10lbs), power and volume without sacrificing capability. This sensor payload will be developed for use on smaller Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs).